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Run Of Of Space In Drive C

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#1 mar4


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Posted 02 December 2005 - 08:47 PM

What should I do when my computer tells me that I am "Running low in space for C drive" I have done the Disk cleanup but I am still running low on space. I have deleted the Recycle Bin and have deleted any programs that I am not using. Any advice...PLEASE!! I can't afford a new computer. I am using a Compaq Presario 1670 laptop with Windows 98. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, Mar4

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Posted 02 December 2005 - 09:57 PM

You have two feasable options, a new drive, or a external USB drive. A new 80 gb 2.5" is going on Price Watch for $82-+. A USB 2.0 80gb external drive is starting at $82-+. There are more options but thee ,IMHO are your best course.
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Posted 03 December 2005 - 04:50 AM

Do some basic maintenance:
(These instructions apply to Windows 95/98/98SE, other versions may not have the functions described)
  • Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
    Control Panel>Internet Settings. Tick the boxes under 'Temporary internet Files' for 'Delete Cookies' and 'Delete Files' and tick 'Delete all offline content' if asked.
    Empty the Recycle Bin.
  • Boot in Safe Mode and do a scandisk with the 'Thorough' and 'Fix' options checked.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
    How to find scandisk - double-click 'My Computer', right-click the C: drive then click 'Properties'.Under the 'Tools' tab click on Error Checker

  • When that's finished do a defrag.
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Check how much free space you have on your hard drive.
    Double-click 'My Computer',right-click on your C: drive and select 'Properties'.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.

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#4 turnip


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Posted 03 December 2005 - 10:13 AM

Just a link on Rimmer's suggestions, on running a disk cleanup. You might even use CCleaner. After that run chkdsk and defragment to prevent the system from slowing down.

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